No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Sheffield Primary School

Public | PK-2


Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
No new ratings
No new ratings
No new ratings
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

13 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 29, 2011

This school is what started it all for me. I went to Sheffield Primary school as a kid and had exceptional teachers that were passionate about teaching. One lesson that stands out in my mind is when my 2nd grade teacher asked us to write a how to paper on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. She then read each paper aloud in front of the class and followed the instructions exactly as each student had written. Needless to say she didn't end up making any perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but after that lesson we all knew how to write better how to papers. Another great lesson that the school offerered was Sheffield Square where students create a product and sell it to the public (using fake money of course). Education aside, I loved it because of the HUGE playground field that was attached to the school. Field day was also always a favorite. I have so many fond memories of that school - the teachers were great, the administration staff was great, the cafeteria staff was great, and the PE department was great. I loved going to school and that set the precedent for the rest of my academic life. Thanks Sheffield.

Posted December 24, 2007

We are new to this school, but my experience thus far, is that the staff and teachers are great. We do still have problems with the traffic, especially in the mornings, but that is largely to do with the parents who still refuse to follow the few simple rules that are in place for the safety of all of the kids. All of the staff and teachers that I have met are very nice. The only thing I can suggest, is that if you are one of the parents complaining about SHP, then get more involved. A school can only be as good as your involvement in it. Those parents who give more, get more. They have a better understanding of what goes on and why. You can't expect the school to do more than what you are willing to do when it comes to your child. Be involved!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 13, 2007

The traffic has gotten a little better since 2006/2007. It is still a amajor issue. I have had a great concern with teacher attentiveness and children falling behind. I have had an issue with my child falling behind and not realizing it is such an issue until progress reports are issued. The teacher turn around has been an issue in just the two years we have been there. There are not any extra activities or 'fun' learning. They still don't have the playground finished fro the kids! I am excited that we're moving out of that school zone! good luck.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 14, 2007

New principal has yet to bother to e-mail me back. No more singing in the morning for the kids. No more birthday announcements. Can't go into the gym if you are a second late. And if you are late it's because of the terrible traffic outside. Wish I could change schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 9, 2007

I found Sheffield Primary to be a very good school. My daughter attended her Kindergarten year there and my experiences were for the most part very positive. Her Teacher (Mrs. Perkins) was very attentive. She quickly responded to emails and made time to meet with me when requested. I think she had an excellent way of reaching the children and bringing the best out of them. Other Teachers I met there were equally attentive to the children in ATB. Thanks to the staff, my daughter is ready for 1st Grade and very much looking forward to it. Sadly we moved over the summer and she will be attending a new school - I can only hope that this school is comparable to Sheffield.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 5, 2007

Despite what that so-called 'teacher' posted, those high expectations paid off. The school is now recognized (something the previous principals weren't able to accomplish). It is our job to provide our students with the learning needed in order for them to become successful in school and in life. We just need more parent involvement and support. Yes, we do have many young teachers, but in many Title I schools it's hard to get veteran teachers, they don't want to deal with the population. That's a state-wide issue, not just a SHP issue. Whether or not that teacher has children is not a factor in a teacher's effectiveness. Attitude is. Those teachers and parents I see as successful work together and not make excuses. Many of the posters here have made excuses which isn't fair to all of us who strive to make SHP the best it can be.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 21, 2006

I do not like the way this school is ran. The principal's expectations are too unrealistic given the ages of the children in this school (5-7). The teacher turn around is also too high. The young inexperienced teachers don't seem to care as much as the ones who have been there longer and have kids of their own.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted November 16, 2006

I have had issues with Sheffield since my daughter first started there. I am strongly considering moving my daughter to another school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 5, 2006

This school has been a good elementary school. My child's teachers have been wonderful! My only downfall- wish there were more daily activities that stimulate 'fun' learning, things tend to get so routine.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 26, 2005

I was very impressed with the level of parent involvement along with the sincerity of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 22, 2004

The teachers are not very helpful. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The traffic when dropping your child off and picking your child up is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 7, 2004

I think that Sheffield is a great school. My daughter's have been there for 2 years and I have never had any problems. Hats off to Mrs. Owens and Ms. Nicholson, They are great.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 13, 2004

Don't. Teacher turnover is awful & teachers spend a lot of time dealing with troubled kids that they miss when kids fall behind. Severly behind. Move out of this district ASAP.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests

Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 51%
Black 36% 13%
White 10% 31%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Amy Miller
Fax number
  • (972) 968-3110


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...



TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

18111 Kelly Blvd
Dallas, TX 75287
Website: Click here
Phone: (972) 968-3100


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools